Tag: populism

Matteo Salvini – Italy’s salvation?

Is it entirely unreasonable to expect that Italy’s populists in power, though unavoidable, will end up like many governments before them – mugged by harsh reality? One of the most famous clichés in Italian contemporary political historiography is the phrase, lifted from Giuseppe Tomasi de Lampedusa’s novel Il Gattopardo (The Leopard), “For everything to stay… Continue reading “Matteo Salvini – Italy’s salvation?”

Towards a new ‘populist’ party? UKIP’s interim manifesto and the future of the UK radical right

Current leader of UKIP, Gerard Batten, announced recently that he would be taking the party in a new, ‘populist’ direction. Batten defines populism (rather simply but also ambiguously) as ‘policies that are popular with voters’. In their latest manifesto, however, the party’s stance on a range of issues – from the NHS to Brexit, immigration, and prisons policy – suggests not… Continue reading “Towards a new ‘populist’ party? UKIP’s interim manifesto and the future of the UK radical right”

Why We Shouldn’t Call the Far Right an Unpopular Minority

Framing far-right populist parties as just an unpopular minority downplays the actual impact the rise of far-right populism has already had on European societies. Images of violent far-right groups marching the streets in Germany and the strong performance of the populist far-right Sweden Democrats (SD) in the recent electionshave sparked fears of a further rise of… Continue reading “Why We Shouldn’t Call the Far Right an Unpopular Minority”

Professor Cas Mudde’s 2018 European Populism Tour

Below are a selection of videos from Senior Fellow, Professor Cas Mudde’s, 2018 European Populism tour. This is the third (and last) time Professor Mudde has conducted such events, which this time involved 18 lectures, 15 media interviews and 9 roundtables and workshops. The tours are linked to the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Award Professor Mudde… Continue reading “Professor Cas Mudde’s 2018 European Populism Tour”

Escaping Ethnocentrism: The Radical Right in the Middle East and Africa

Until recently, radical right movements, which are often single-issue parties, were marginalized as a political group. Yet socio-economic conditions, especially those due to European Union expansion and mass immigration, provided radical right politicians the opportunity to increase both their visibility and popularity. Britain voting to leave the European Union in June 2016 and the power-sharing… Continue reading “Escaping Ethnocentrism: The Radical Right in the Middle East and Africa”

Protecting Democracy and Countering Far-Right Demagogy

  There is currently much debate in many European countries about the best way to deal with public expressions of ethnonationalism, racism and antisemitism. Only a few years ago, democratic societies would publicly discuss racism, but refuse a platform for racists. However, this has been changing for some time now. In Germany, radical right rhetoric… Continue reading “Protecting Democracy and Countering Far-Right Demagogy”

Interview: The Radical Right, Ideology and Development

An Interview with CARR Senior Fellow, Professor Cas Mudde. In CARR’s first podcast, Director Matthew Feldman speaks to Professor Cas Mudde, widely regarded as the world’s leading voice on the populist right right today. Professor Mudde has published widely on this subject, including co-authoring the Oxford Short History book, Populism (2017), while also releasing The Far-Right in America earlier… Continue reading “Interview: The Radical Right, Ideology and Development”